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Windows 7: Lets build a powerful gaming pc

13 Mar 2012   #101
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good set of components Saviour. I see they are out of stock but I would recommend a matched RAM set with 2x8GB sticks. It should perform better with 2 rather that 4 sticks. Some boards have issues when all 4 RAM slots are populated, however that may not be the case with Intel chips.
In general ASUS support is on the poor side.


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13 Mar 2012   #102
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Good set of components Saviour. I see they are out of stock but I would recommend a matched RAM set with 2x8GB sticks. It should perform better with 2 rather that 4 sticks. Some boards have issues when all 4 RAM slots are populated, however that may not be the case with Intel chips.
In general ASUS support is on the poor side.
Yes,you are right,i had this in mind also.
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13 Mar 2012   #103
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

with intel generally using matched xmp compatible ram, will avoid most possible issues.

That is in the way of simply functioning. You do need to be more picky if overclocking is a thing for you.
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13 Mar 2012   #104
win7person

windows 7 professional x64 SP1
 
 

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Limited 5 Year
: -GR
Limited 3 Year
: -K1, -K2, -KB, -KR (Before 1/1/11)
Limited 2 Year
: -LA, -LE, -LR, -LX, -T1, -T2, -TR, -TX
Limited 1 Year
: -B1, -BR*, -BX, -DR
Limited 90 Day
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13 Mar 2012   #105
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
christmas eve, ebay.
It actually sold for 80 dollars less than the 5850 I bid on (at the time my plan was to crossfire the 5850's)
Cool. Maybe I'll try to pull a similar coup, come next Christmas Eve.

D'you think that Passover or Easter would serve as well?
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13 Mar 2012   #106
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
with intel generally using matched xmp compatible ram, will avoid most possible issues.

That is in the way of simply functioning. You do need to be more picky if overclocking is a thing for you.
Also correct.
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13 Mar 2012   #107
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I would go with at least 1600 RAM.
1866 is nice, just understand most games & general use will see no benefit over 1600. Although some apps, it will help.

So, Id say 1600 as its the sweet spot, and if price is not that much more or within budget 1866 wouldnt be a terrible idea.


As far as the GPU goes, the 580 is a very good choice IMHO. And eVGA is certainly a good brand for Nvidia.
But, the 570s are not that far behind and a good deal cheaper.

Although teh 580 does have more muscle, IMo you cant go wrong with the 580 or 570s.
It really will come down to budget, and how much you want to invest.
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13 Mar 2012   #108
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
I would go with at least 1600 RAM.
1866 is nice, just understand most games & general use will see no benefit over 1600. Although some apps, it will help.

So, Id say 1600 as its the sweet spot, and if price is not that much more or within budget 1866 wouldnt be a terrible idea.


As far as the GPU goes, the 580 is a very good choice IMHO. And eVGA is certainly a good brand for Nvidia.
But, the 570s are not that far behind and a good deal cheaper.

Although teh 580 does have more muscle, IMo you cant go wrong with the 580 or 570s.
It really will come down to budget, and how much you want to invest.
After tomorrow i'll visit the shop,i want to check few hardware,case real size etc.

I want to "travel" hidden all the wires "outside" of the case,i like "clean" case no wires like the one i use now,you can see only the gpu wire nothing else.
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13 Mar 2012   #109
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

There are quite a few cases that offer excellent cable management. the Corsair series are very good for it too.
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13 Mar 2012   #110
Darkelk

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

For the price point with the 580, The 7950's we have atleast in Australia are pretty much the same price but perform better. However, you may be a Nvidia fan or they may be cheaper where you are situated because stuff is redonkulously priced here.
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